W&L c/o 2015

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby wvu » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:01 am

jaysgirl42671 wrote:Does anyone know if they require parents' info for the FAFSA? I've looked all over their site but I'm really good at missing things that are otherwise out in the open ...

I'm sure they just want a completed FAFSA, and the FAFSA itself will tell you whether you need to put your parents' information (if you're a dependent, if I remember correctly).

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby coldshoulder » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:04 am

wvuchip wrote:
jaysgirl42671 wrote:Does anyone know if they require parents' info for the FAFSA? I've looked all over their site but I'm really good at missing things that are otherwise out in the open ...

I'm sure they just want a completed FAFSA, and the FAFSA itself will tell you whether you need to put your parents' information (if you're a dependent, if I remember correctly).


Because we're applying to professional school, we all qualify as independent students and so by FAFSA standards do not need to include parents' financial info. However, some law schools want to see your parents' info in order to truly determine need-based aid since so many applicants are right out of undergrad and are still in reality dependents. W&L does not need this because, as one of their admissions officers told me in an email, they do not give need-based aid, they only make sure you're qualified for federal student loans.

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby lawgeekgrl » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:48 am

I got an email letting me know that my admission decision will be rendered this week. Does scholarship info come at that time, or do they also mail me a package and that's when I find out?

Thank you.

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby nshapkar » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:50 am

lawgeekgrl wrote:I got an email letting me know that my admission decision will be rendered this week. Does scholarship info come at that time, or do they also mail me a package and that's when I find out?

Thank you.



They mail scholarship info a couple of weeks after the admission letter comes in.

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby lawgeekgrl » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:53 am

nshapkar wrote:
lawgeekgrl wrote:I got an email letting me know that my admission decision will be rendered this week. Does scholarship info come at that time, or do they also mail me a package and that's when I find out?

Thank you.



They mail scholarship info a couple of weeks after the admission letter comes in.


Thank you so much. I am so eager to hear back, but I guess it's good that I know when I will know for sure.

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby nshapkar » Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:16 am

lawgeekgrl wrote:
nshapkar wrote:
lawgeekgrl wrote:I got an email letting me know that my admission decision will be rendered this week. Does scholarship info come at that time, or do they also mail me a package and that's when I find out?

Thank you.



They mail scholarship info a couple of weeks after the admission letter comes in.


Thank you so much. I am so eager to hear back, but I guess it's good that I know when I will know for sure.



Yeah they'll keep you posted through email as to when you should be receiving scholarship info.

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby ap613 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:28 am

Just got an e-mail saying to expect a decision Feb. 2nd. It's going to be a long week.

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby superbloom » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:11 pm

I find out tomorrow. I visited the school last Friday. Everyone is so freakin' nice and I immediately felt the sense of community there. I was approached by many students who just wanted to know a bit about me. The atmosphere there would make me want to attend regardless of their rankings. I want to get in so bad, even though with my numbers I'm likely headed for the Waitlist. If I'm lucky enough to get in, I probably won't get any money. I know I can go to others schools taking out very little in loans, but I still really want to get in.

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby ashley12 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:20 pm

superbloom wrote:I find out tomorrow. I visited the school last Friday. Everyone is so freakin' nice and I immediately felt the sense of community there. I was approached by many students who just wanted to know a bit about me. The atmosphere there would make me want to attend regardless of their rankings. I want to get in so bad, even though with my numbers I'm likely headed for the Waitlist. If I'm lucky enough to get in, I probably won't get any money. I know I can go to others schools taking out very little in loans, but I still really want to get in.


Good luck good luck good luck! I love W&L and it sounds like you do too so go get yourself admitted!

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby Moriarty » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:37 pm

superbloom wrote:I find out tomorrow. I visited the school last Friday. Everyone is so freakin' nice and I immediately felt the sense of community there. I was approached by many students who just wanted to know a bit about me. The atmosphere there would make me want to attend regardless of their rankings. I want to get in so bad, even though with my numbers I'm likely headed for the Waitlist. If I'm lucky enough to get in, I probably won't get any money. I know I can go to others schools taking out very little in loans, but I still really want to get in.


I find out tomorrow, too...I hope you hear good news!

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby gthopeful » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:48 pm

Moriarty wrote:
superbloom wrote:I find out tomorrow. I visited the school last Friday. Everyone is so freakin' nice and I immediately felt the sense of community there. I was approached by many students who just wanted to know a bit about me. The atmosphere there would make me want to attend regardless of their rankings. I want to get in so bad, even though with my numbers I'm likely headed for the Waitlist. If I'm lucky enough to get in, I probably won't get any money. I know I can go to others schools taking out very little in loans, but I still really want to get in.


I find out tomorrow, too...I hope you hear good news!


Im right there with you guys I find out tomorrow also!!!

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby srrrrh » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:37 pm

got my scholarship letter..$40,000/yr with a 3.25 stip. that'll definitely be hard to turn down so i guess i should make a visit soon!

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby 7ate9 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:45 pm

Does anyone know the likelihood of W&L removing their scholarship stipulations? I have been accepted to some peer schools with similar scholarships, but those schools do not have any stipulations.

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby nshapkar » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:52 pm

7ate9 wrote:Does anyone know the likelihood of W&L removing their scholarship stipulations? I have been accepted to some peer schools with similar scholarships, but those schools do not have any stipulations.




I'm not sure, but a top 70% stipulation doesn't seem too daunting, especially if you look at their scholarship retention stats.

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby jaysgirl42671 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:53 pm

I don't know if they do... I haven't heard any success stories, at least, but the worst they can say is no.

Did anyone get a blank mailing for today?? My status checker says 1/25 but there's no description. Plus, is anyone waiting on the WLSO mailing and the dean's letters?! I don't think USPS likes me anymore.

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby 7ate9 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:11 pm

nshapkar wrote:
7ate9 wrote:Does anyone know the likelihood of W&L removing their scholarship stipulations? I have been accepted to some peer schools with similar scholarships, but those schools do not have any stipulations.




I'm not sure, but a top 70% stipulation doesn't seem too daunting, especially if you look at their scholarship retention stats.


Yes, I agree that their stipulations are quite "comforting," but having no stipulation is even more comforting.

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby BKCentral » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:27 pm

jaysgirl42671 wrote:I don't know if they do... I haven't heard any success stories, at least, but the worst they can say is no.

Did anyone get a blank mailing for today?? My status checker says 1/25 but there's no description. Plus, is anyone waiting on the WLSO mailing and the dean's letters?! I don't think USPS likes me anymore.


Just checked and mine has the same 1/25 with no listing. Odd.

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby clairech » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:58 pm

Also will find out on Feb 2nd! Didn't expect it to be so soon since I just went complete on Jan 24. Nervous!!!

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby clairech » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:00 pm

Question though, is this one week speed same with all applicants? Does it mean they're done with applicants prior to Jan 20ish?

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby jaysgirl42671 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:09 am

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby Dash41 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:55 am

Tomorrow's the big day. Good luck everyone!

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby lawgeekgrl » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:58 am

Dash41 wrote:Tomorrow's the big day. Good luck everyone!


I know- Can't stop thinking about it.

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby mahayes99 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:06 am

Refreshing my e-mail a million times even though I'm not supposed to hear til the afternoon. Good luck to everyone today!

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby nodice410 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:26 am

i got the feb 2nd email as well, a bit of a reach but i'll keep my fingers crossed

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby mrjohnsterman » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:00 pm

I hear on 2/2 as well. I have good numbers for the school but it is the first one I am expecting to hear back from as I sent in applications late.

My application complete day is 1/16 - is this a normal turn around for W&L?




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